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JULIAN, Calif.—California State Parks will be conducting a prescribed burn in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park with CAL FIRE’s assistance on Wednesday January 21, 2015. The prescribed burn will occur on the south side of Middle Peak in the Park. Smoke from the burn is normal and does not need to be reported as fire crews will be onsite. Some residual smoke may be seen throughout the week. The
burn will be supported by all necessary staff and equipment including engines, tankers, and may include helicopters. This prescribed burn is a necessary part of Cuyamaca’s on-going reforestation project. The prescribed burn also reduces the risk of wildfire and helps the habitat of the many plant and animal species in the area. In order to provide for the public’s safety, temporary area
Music On The Mountain
The Gershwins, Cole Porter And Pianist Louis Landon, Saturday At The Library Please join us on Saturday, January 24 at 2 pm for the second Music on the Mountain in January as we welcome Louis Landon who will be performing, “The Gershwins, Cole Porter and Me.” Landon is happy have Julian as one of his stops as he tours in Southern California. Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist, formerly of New York and currently of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. For the past 24 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. Landon is currently working with three missions: To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart; To inspire people to live joyously and passionately; To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring. Growing up in a creative household where entertainment was center stage, Landon was born in Yonkers, New York, and his family relocated to Studio City, California in 1960. Landon's dad is Leo De Lyon, the voice actor best known as Brain and Spook in the popular television cartoon, Top Cat. In the 1970s Leo was the musical director for several popular music attractions of the day including the popular singing duo, Sandler and Young. Through his dad's friendships and professional associations, Louis grew up having Sunday dinners with Phil Silvers, or going backstage to meet stars such as Nat King Cole and Dion. Landon began his musical career at age four playing piano in the classical tradition. His parents decided to give him lessons after Louis came home from seeing the movie, "Around The World in 80 Days" then sat down at his dad's upright piano and played the movie's theme from memory! By the early 1970s, the influence of Chick Corea's "Light as a Feather" swayed Landon's attention from studies at Stony Brook University in the direction of Berklee College of Music, the world's premier institution for the study of contemporary music. Landon switched back to the piano and studied jazz. Practicing eight hours a day, and jamming every night with a variety of musicians around Boston, resulted in Landon meeting the legendary saxophonist John Payne, most notable for performances with Bonnie Raitt and Van Morrison. Back home in New York, Landon took a job with Ross Enterprises producing music for film, television, and video. He directed "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" and other TV specials that starred Maureen McGovern and Tony Bennett. During the summer months for the next four years, he was touring again, playing classical music for ballet legend, Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 2005 Landon took a collection of original instrumental pieces to Ackerman who provided sequencing and production advice, and Ackerman's chief engineer, Corin Nelsen edited and mastered unwind, Landon's first solo piano release. Landon has solo piano CD’s from 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2010 that were nominated for many awards. In March, 2011, Landon departed from his solo piano format to release a pop/rock singer/songwriter album called Reality Not Fantasy . It was produced by Grammy award winning guitarist/producer Eric Tingstad and featured Louis singing his original songs with a back-up band featuring Seattle's best studio musicians including Ben Smith on drums from the rock band Heart. On May 6, 2013, Ten Years - A Peaceful Solo Piano Retrospective was released. It contains 16 of Landon's best from his previously released 6 solo piano CDs spanning ten years, as well as new recordings of "Peaceful," "Freefalling," and "Camelot." Also released in October of 2013 was Sedona on My Mind.. This music was inspired by Landon's move to Sedona, AZ. He has released 16 CDs on the LCI record label, his latest entitled “Healing Hearts”, was released on October 1, 2014 and contains music that was spontaneously composed during healing sessions of yoga, meditation and other forms of holistic and preventive health forms. We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 24 at 2 pm in the Julian Library as we welcome Louis Landon that may include some of your favorite Gershwin and Porter pieces. All concerts are free of charge and followed with light refreshments. The library is located at 1850 Highway 78, next to the High School. For more information, please call the branch at 760-765-0370.
closures will be in effect on the day of the prescribed burn. These closures may remain in effect, as necessary. For your convenience, closure signs will be posted, and information may be obtained from the park office prior to your arrival. For information please call: (760) 765-3020, or email: kevin.best@ parks.ca.gov. In case of unfavorable weather or other conditions, the burn may be re-scheduled for a later time.
Idyllwild International Film Festival Honors Local Film Maker
Mock “Caldecott Award” Ceremony At The Julian Library
All Different Now
by Angela Johnson Illustrated by E. B. Lewis “Juneteenth” commemorates the first day of freedom for slaves in Texas. The reader is carried along on the emotions of a little girl who witnesses her family and friend’s reaction to freedom. The cover illustration of the freed slaves standing in a field of cotton raising their arms and smiling epitomizes the joy felt by the characters. The simple text matched with the illustrations, in pale watercolors, bring a sense of peace to this uplifting tale and allow the reader to experience the emotions of the characters.
Sam & Dave Dig A Hole
by Mac Barnett Illustrated by Jon Klassen Sam and Dave set off one day to their backyard to dig a hole to find something spectacular. As they dig deeper and deeper the simple, charcoal, primary color, cross-section illustrations show that they miss larger and larger gems as they dig. Children will enjoy the persistence of the boys and will try to chart their course as they see the spectacular items they are missing.
Lisa Bruhn, co-producer, co-writer, Terry Ross, Director, co-writer, coproducer, Janna Reznik, Editor "The Last Resort", a short film shot for the 2014 San Diego 48 Hour Film Festival and directed by Julian resident, Terry Ross, had an outstanding reception at Idyllwild's 7th Annual International Film Festival, garnering 5 nominations in the short film category: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score and Best Actor along with a Mary Austin Award recognizing women in film for Best Screenplay, winning Best Director and the Mary Austin Screenwriting Award. The festival, which was held on January 6 - 11, featured over 170 national and international short and feature films, documentaries, web series and animated films. "The Last Resort" is a madcap courtroom comedy set in the early sixties and based very loosely on the real trial of In Re Lane, June 28, 1962 which was the last known criminal case of resorting (and hence the title). It features over 30 actors (including Julian's much-beloved "Scrooge", John Culver), a crew of 20 and was filmed at in-house courtroom of The Gomez Law Firm. The original film, which was selected as one of the "Best Of" for the 2014 SD 48 Hour Film Awards, was 7 minutes in length; the winning film was a longer version, 11 minutes in length, with an upgraded soundtrack. Following the win in Idyllwild, the production team of "The Last Resort" learned they were accepted into the first annual California Womens Film Festival, which will be held Jan 23-25 in Santa Monica. The film is being submitted to a variety of national and international festivals and director/producer Terry Ross and writer/producer Lisa Bruhn hope it will help in the marketing of their feature film, "Carving A Life", which filmed for a week in Julian in November of 2014.
Written and illustrated by Raúl Colón This wordless story of a boy alone in his room with only books, pens, and a sketchbook goes on a magical journey to Africa where he meets and draws many animals. Along the way he befriends an elephant, has a run in with a rhino, and allows some apes to draw him. Children will enjoy making up their own story and might even be encouraged to try drawing their own adventures.
Jonathan Hunt, County Librarian for the San Diego County Office of Education will present a Mock Caldecott Selection and Award Ceremony at the Julian Branch on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM. Hunt is one of fifteen people nationwide who are on the committee that selects the Caldecott Award for the most distinguished American picture book for children. To be considered for this honor, the book must have been published in English, in the United States in 2014. The books reviewed above are considered to be contenders for the award, although the actual books being considered by the committee are not published. Several classes have been invited to attend this presentation at the library and the public is also invited. Hunt will read some of the nominated books and identify why their illustrations may make them noteworthy. Then everyone in attendance will be able to vote on which book they would like to see win and when the actual winners are selected, we can compare the list with how the youth of Julian chose their selection. The announcement of Caldecott and Newbery award winners for the best Children’s Booka will be announced at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Conference at a banquet on February 1.
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Julian’s First Tourist At Historical Society
Winter Sports Schedule
Our first known tourist was a witty, spunky and cheerful, youngish New Englander. It was 1870 and Mary Morse “could have cried for joy” as her buggy rounded the last turn on the Coleman Toll Road. When; January 28 at 7 pm, at the Witch Creek School House, 2133 4th St, Julian. Judy Haliburton will speak in Mary’s actual words describing her buggy trip up from the city and the sights around Julian. We will be showing slides of the school where she taught and the places she stopped on her journeys, and of her as well, with a bit of scandal thrown in. It is free to the public with coffee & cookies provided. Come and join us it will be fun.
Two Opportunities To Hike Volcan Mountain Sky Island Trail The Volcan Mountain Foundation's Education Coordinator, Kathleen Beck, will be leading hiking explorations of VMF's Sky Island Trail (located at VMF's upper 'mile-high' property) in January 24th and February 21st. Approximately 1.5 miles long, the trail is an easy ascent starting among ancient pines, oaks and firs, and finishing with spectacular 300 degree views of the county’s mountains and coast. The newly-completed James Hubbell-designed, and Bill Porter-built Sky Scope affords visitors focused views of the Volcan Mountain range, it’s adjacent watersheds and regional peaks. Past the gated access, on the drive up to the trailhead, participants will make a brief stop to visit a part of Ironside Springs, the headwaters of Santa Ysabel Creek, and experience a mixed conifer forest similar to that found in parts of Northern California, and rarely seen in San Diego County. The free activities are appropriate for ages 5 and up accompanied by a responsible adult. Space is limited. Due to the gated entry, please RSVP to VMF Education Coordinator, Kathleen Beck 760-518-3273 or VMFEducation@VolcanMt. org, and plan to arrive between 8:45 and 8:55. Meet at entryway to VMF’s Volcan Mountain Nature Center (22850 Volcan Road)—located at the gate at the beginning of Volcan Road (very end of Farmer Road). Visit the Volcan Mountain Foundation's website at www. VolcanMt.org for ongoing updates of events and activities on and around Volcan Mountain.
Boys Basketball Wednesday, January 14 L 72-44 San Pasqual Academy Friday, January 16 L 62-54 Calvary Christian Tuesday, January 20 5:00 Borrego Springs Thursday, January 22 4:00 @Calexico Mission Tuesday, January 27 5:00 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 29 5:30 @Warner Thursday, February 5 6:00 @Borrego Springs Tuesday, February 10 4:00 Calexico Mission Thursday, February 12 7:00 Girls Basketball Thursday, December 4 Wednesday, January 14 L 49 - 9 San Pasqual Academy Friday, January 16 L 65-27 Calvary Christian Tuesday, January 20 4:00 Borrego Springs Thursday, January 22 5:30 @Foothills Christian Tuesday, January 27 4:00 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 29 4:00 @Warner Thursday, February 5 4:30 @ Borrego Springs Tuesday, February 10 4:00 Foothills Christian Thursday, February 12 4:00 Boys Soccer Tuesday, January 13 San Diego Academy Tuesday, January 20 Vincent Memorial Thursday, January 22 @Mountain Empire Saturday, January 24 Maranatha Christian Tuesday, January 27 Calvary Christian Thursday, January 29 Calipatria Tuesday, February 3 @Calexico Mission Thursday, February 5 @San Diego Academy Tuesday, February 10 Borrego Springs Thursday, February 12 @Vincent Memorial Tuesday, February 17 Mountain Empire
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Girls Soccer Friday, January 9 @Borrego Springs W 7-1 Monday, January 12 W 3-1 Mission Vista Thursday, January 15 L 0-1 @Classical Academy Monday, January 19 3:15 @Maranatha Christian Thursday, January 22 3:15 Mountain Empire Monday, January 26 3:15 West Shores Thursday, January 29 3:15 @River Valley Tuesday, February 3 5:00 @Borrego Springs Thursday, February 5 3:15 Vincent Memorial Tuesday, February 10 5:00 @Mountain Empire Thursday, February 12 3:15 Borrego Springs Tuesday, February 17 3:15 @Vincent Memorial Friday, February 20 5:30
Meet The Merchants Networking Breakfast, Speaker Barbara Wallace Apple Country Restaurant in Santa Ysabel, January 21st - 8:00 am